When a doctor misdiagnoses a patient, it has serious consequences. The patient may receive the wrong or no treatment, and their condition may worsen. If you have become the victim of medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team can help you understand your rights and options.
Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide the standard of care that a reasonable person would expect. Making a mistake in diagnosis, failing to order the proper tests, or even failing to follow up with a patient after treatment are examples of medical negligence. Medical negligence can sometimes lead to serious injury or even death.
Your biggest nightmare is finding out how many types of injuries can occur during the birth process. Some of these injuries may be due to medical negligence. If you believe your child has been injured due to medical negligence, you should contact a medical negligence attorney.
Some common types of birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition caused by oxygen deprivation during the birth process. Symptoms of cerebral palsy may include muscle weakness, impaired coordination, and intellectual disability.
- Erb’s palsy is paralysis of the arm that can be caused by damage to the nerves during the birth process. Symptoms of Erb’s palsy may include weakness or paralysis in the affected arm.
- Shoulder dystocia is a condition that can occur when the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck during birth. Shoulder dystocia can cause serious injuries, including bone fractures and nerve damage.